"An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart."
~ Benjamin Harrison
Our 23rd U.S. President, Benjamin Harrison is perhaps best known as a civic leader and Civil War veteran. But Harrison's letters and friendships reveal that his successful public life resulted from an inner drive for community giving combined with a profound belief and practice in patriotism and citizenship. We see this same drive in our army of museum volunteers who educate visitors about the Harrison legacy, so intricately bound in Indiana and United States history. Harrison never sought the spotlight for the sake of fame, and he had a penchant for helping friends and family with his hands, his heart, and hard-earned wealth. He never lost hope in people or possibilities.
We hope you will share Harrison's passion for giving and become a member, donor and/or a volunteer of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. More information can be found in the links to the left. Thank you for your interest!